Tag: Defense
ajacobsen_06-24-11a
Interview
Airdate: June 24, 2011

Area 51 author pulls back the curtain of secrecy on an Air Force base so classified that U.S. presidents are denied entrance and explains the controversy surrounding the last seven pages of her book.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
May 15th, 2011

Erik Prince, the embattled founder of Blackwater — the American private military contractor accused of various shady dealings in the Iraq war — has a new army. After selling Blackwater (since renamed Xe Services), he’s continued his work as a private military consultant, assembling mercenaries for whomever has the cash. Most recently, according to a [...]

laden_deceased
May 6th, 2011

Why didn’t we capture bin Laden and bring him to trial? Why answer violence with violence? Join the discussion.

RichardClarke-05-04-11
Interview
Airdate: May 4, 2011

Counter-terrorism expert and former White House advisor Richard Clarke discusses U.S. reaction to bin Laden’s death and today’s decision not to release photos.

JeremyScahill-05-02-11
Interview
Airdate: May 2, 2011

Award-winning investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill weighs in on the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death, including whether it will turn a page in U.S. dealings with Afghanistan and Pakistan.

richard-haass-2011-03-24
Interview
Airdate: March 24, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations president describes why he believes the U.S. has made a mistake by escalating its goals in the Libyan conflict.

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2011

Foreign policy expert Richard Haass talks to Tavis tonight about the role of the United States in the Libyan conflict. “I believe we made a mistake by escalating our goals,” says the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Very quickly we took diplomacy off the board. We were left then with either sanctions… or [...]

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 9th, 2011

Rap artist Lupe Fiasco says he has no problem taking President Obama to task, even though it might not go over well with some of the fans of his music. “I respect him. And I love him as a brother,” says the Chicago native, whose long-awaited third album “Lasers” is out this week. “But there’s [...]

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 7th, 2011

Should the United States lead the way in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya? Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair Mansour El-Kikhia says that if the U.S. doesn’t push for a no-fly zone, at the very least, it should give the Libyan people a chance to level the playing field by [...]

Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt | All photos by: Mona Sosh, Flickr, Creative Commons
February 11th, 2011

What will happen in the coming weeks, when Cairo’s Tahrir Square is no longer filled with people? Middle East politics and culture expert Laurie Brand answers that question.

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